Pakistan recognizes Easter as holiday for Christians
March 18, 2016
Pakistan's national assembly has approved a resolution recognizing Easter as a holiday for Christians, and Holi and Diwali as holidays for Hindus, the AsiaNews service reports.
The resolution, introduced by a Hindu legislator, is a significant gesture toward religious minorities in the overwhelmingly Muslim country. But Christian leaders suggested that a more urgent priority is the protection of the rights of religious minorities.
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